Donated by Steve Stockdale, CS-39
As a lightly-recruited high school quarterback, I received the attention of a few college recruiters, including from the Academy and Canoe U.
A one-two recruiting punch proved very effective … first the personal handwritten letter, then the marketing propaganda.
Then the information/propaganda.
Note the Air Force “Privileges” below obviously referenced the pre-Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenburg era.
To his credit Capt. Starkey followed-up with the promised dinner with my family. I remember it was at the Carriage House in Lubbock and the only specific thing I remember he said was, “You know what the mottos at Annapolis and West Point are? 140 years of tradition unhampered by progress.”
I was a pretty easy sell.